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Metroidvania-like Dandara is right at home on the Switch

The impetus behind Dandara was to create a mobile metroidvania that didn't use a virtual keyboard. Thus, a character that doesn't run around, but instead aims jumps, ping-ponging between platforms. And as it turns out, that method of getti...   read

 
 
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Taro Yoko's next project is a mobile game titled SINoALICE

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a mobile gamer. While I do enjoy the occasional session of Ridiculous Fishing or Downwell on my phone, I'll usually gravitate towards other platforms whenever I just want to pick up ...   read

 
 


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What does the community think of Fire Emblem Heroes?

Nintendo's second foray into the mobile gaming market seems to have a bit more panache and aggression packed into it. Loads of freebies to get started, a rotation of characters to earn, and just a few weeks after launch we got a new selecti...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is getting 80 new Pokemon from Gen 2, also known as 'the best gen'

If you thought Pokémon Go was a dying fad then Niantic may have something to say about that. Coming "later this" week is the first huge update for the popular mobile game that took off last year. The most significant addition w...   read

 
 
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This monstrous RollerCoaster Tycoon park is all one giant maze

Every so often I'll come across an evil new RollerCoaster Tycoon creation that pulls me back in. The lasting power of this game and the imagination and dedication of its players never ceases to amaze. This park comes to us from RogueLeader2...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes will be getting two additional stories as DLC per month

The free-to-play nonsense embedded in Fire Emblem Heroes doesn't seem so bad. Sure, you can't just power through the story mode as you'll run out of "orbs," but the game does a pretty decent job of making sure you'll have a satisfying stint...   read

 
 
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Fallout Shelter wanders from mobile devices and PC to Xbox One next week

Nearly two years later, Fallout Shelter is cracking open the mobile-and-PC-only vault it has been hiding in. There's a whole world of possibility out there; it's gonna go test the waters and hope they're not too radiation-polluted. Bet...   read

 
 
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Review: Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada

Developer Yoshiro Kimura has a brain that, I believe, runs perpendicular to everyone else in the games industry. When creating his own games, you get oddities not only in design but in character and world building. Sometimes his genius...   read

 
 
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2K Games has officially dropped support for the iOS port of BioShock

Does anyone remember the short-lived iOS port of BioShock? This port of the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter was first released back in 2014, and only lasted on the iOS App Store for about 13 months before incompatibility...   read

 
 
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Watch enough ads and you might eventually beat the Flappy Bird guy's newest game

Dong Nguyen isn't a name most people will recognize, but he's responsible for a gaming phenomenon that most everyone knows of. Nguyen is the man behind Flappy Bird, a simple mobile game about navigating a weird-looking creature through sets...   read

 
 
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Hidden Folks looks and sounds delightful

Much like Darren, I am wholly on board with a game that takes the Where's Waldo? concept and just runs with it. That's the appeal of Hidden Folks and its painstakingly hand-drawn illustrations that'll have you poking and prodding and hunti...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run is coming to Android devices in March

It's a bit late to the finish line, but it'll get there eventually. Nintendo's Super Mario Run took the mobile world by storm in December when it racked up 40 million downloads in its first four days on iOS devices. Soon enough, the ot...   read

 
 
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Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct will feature multiple Fire Emblem titles

Without a doubt, the big surprise of last week's Nintendo Switch reveal event for me was Fire Emblem Warriors. I'm so into the game conceptually that even its bare-bones teaser trailer was enough to get my mind racing just thinking about th...   read

 
 
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The Titanfall mobile game (that you probably didn't know about) has been canceled

Back in October 2015, Respawn Entertainment and Nexon signed a multi-game deal to adapt the Titanfall franchise to a mobile format. The first of those titles was Titanfall: Frontline, a turn-based card game based on the existing lore o...   read

 
 
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Story-heavy roguelike Sunless Sea headed to iPad

The crew-eating descent into madness that is Sunless Sea is coming to iPad. BlitWorks is handling the port for Failbetter Games, and they're targeting a spring 2017 release. The studio has worked on other notable mobile adaptations like Don...   read

 
 
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Android users can now pre-register for Super Mario Run

I'm really surprised an APK of Super Mario Run hasn't been crafted out of the iOS version and mass downloaded, but Android users hopefully won't have to wait too much longer to play. That's because you can now pre-register for the...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's holiday event is surprisingly worthwhile

Catch your Santa-hat Pikachu yet in Pokémon Go? There's still time! The odds are in your favor. Niantic is sweetening the pot with a few other incentives to play over the holidays. From the morning of December 25 through the afternoo...   read

 
 
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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic for iOS and Android sounds great

The original RollerCoaster Tycoon games from Chris Sawyer remain my favorite in the genre and, to this day, I still get a kick out of messing with park guests in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Anyone else? Today, Atari has put out a surpris...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Apple Watch support is here at last

There were murmurs that Niantic had dropped its long-promised Apple Watch support for Pokémon Go, but just this week, the company confirmed that news on that front was "coming soon." Today, it has: you'll now be able to interact with...   read

 
 
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Okay, now we have hard data on Super Mario Run and it looks damn fine

Last week, we posited that even though everyone has an idea about Super Mario Run's first-day performance, that no one really had any concrete information to substantiate their claims. Although there's no doubt that the game was downloaded ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2016 goes to...

This year saw the release of the first monster-catching Pokémon title for phones (we're not counting Pokémon Shuffle, which is more monster-matching than monster-catching). What does it take to top one of the most popular fran...   read

 
 
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It looks like those Mega Man mobile ports will be coming to the West after all

Just last week, Capcom announced that the six classic Mega Man titles would be coming to both iOS and Android on the 6th of January in Japan. When they were first revealed, these ports -- which will be sold in piecemeal rather than as ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo: Quit cranking it to Super Mario Run and buy some other Marios too

The very first hint for Nintendo's new cell phone game, Super Mario Run, is that you can play one-handed. It's been a major part of the marketing, too. Here's Shigeru Miyamoto playing Super Mario Run while eating a large cake, from last wee...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2016

Look, we all know video games are great, but you can't bring your cutting edge gaming PC or your Xbox Steel Battalion controller with you everywhere you go. Or maybe you can, but you probably shouldn't. It's bad for your back. Thankfully, t...   read

 
 
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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has some familiar faces

Telltale's The Walking Dead picks back up with another season, A New Frontier, next week. As much as I prefer the old wait-and-see approach for episodic games, the fact that this season will debut with two episodes -- parts I and II of "Ti...   read

 
 



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